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Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
WW I Airplane kits
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Washington, United States
Member Since: April 05, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 08:03 AM UTC
Looking for a recommendation on WW I kits, any you folks would recommend or not? Any gotchas as a first time builder of this era of airplane? I want to do something OOB but still have a decent level of detail.

Thanks as always.

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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 08:20 AM UTC
A company that sells great models of that period is EDUARD.
You should begin with the normal models, not the PROFIPACK version.
The profipack offer meore detail, in resin and PE. Still, it's more difficult to work with these media.
The recent models from eduard should ask some work but not be soooo difficult (the old ones should be terribly more difficult).
All this is in 1/48th scale.
I've got a few boxes that I haven't started building yet.
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 08:31 AM UTC
There are lots of kits available in both plastic and resin. Obviously the resin cost quite a bit more thn the plastic. If you're just starting, look at kits from Toko or Roden. They tend to be reasonably priced and easy to work.
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2003 - 01:18 AM UTC
Recommend the Fokker D.VII as a first subject. Rigging is limited to L/G bracing wires and control wires. Many colorful markings schemes, and aftermarket decals aplenty. The only problem will be finding it in 1/48. The very good DML/Dragon kit is OOP, and you'll have to be sharp eyed to fin one at vendor's tables at model shows. Suggest you visit:
www.wwi-models.org Alles Gute! Rob
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2003 - 10:05 AM UTC
i agree about the roden kits,less than a fiver each and some of the lesser known a/c of ww 1e.g. pfalz, siemens/schuckerts sopwith11/2 strutter, and good level of detail for 1/72
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Washington, United States
Member Since: February 07, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 02:33 AM UTC
Blue Max is another brand that makes limited run kits with metal/resin etc. but a bit pricey though.